Karen Still is the ex-wife of Teddy Pendergrass. Karen Still’s ex-husband, Pendergrass was an American singer. Born in Kingstree, South Carolina, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he initially rose to musical fame as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Karen still was Teddy Pendergrass’s first wife. How did the two meet, fall in love and get married? Karen was a former Philadanco dancer named Karen Still, who had also danced in his shows.
Pendergrass married Karen Still in 1987. She recalled later that he had sent her a red rose 12 days in a row before making the proposal. The two got marrid in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family and, loved ones. Karen Still and her ex-husband, Teddy has no known children.
The called their marriage a quit in 2002. The reason behind their divorce was never made public. After their divorce Teddy got marriage again to Joan Williams. Much was not heard from Karen Still after the divorce.
Much information is not available related to Karen’s age, date of birth and also close family and loved ones.
Karen Still’s Teddy Pendergrass, who has died aged 59 from colon cancer, was one of the giants of American soul and R&B. He found fame as the singer of the 1970s soul outfit Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and his emotionally wracked delivery of their 1972 2m-selling smash If You Don’t Know Me By Now (later a hit for Simply Red) remains a classic. Karen Still’s ex-husband sang in his church as a child and was ordained as a minister at the age of 10.
He took up the drums and sang with the Edison Mastersingers. He dropped out of school in eleventh grade and recorded his first song. He played drums for The Cadillacs before becoming a lead singer. He recorded with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes in 1972. Their song “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” became a top 10 hit and made it to #1 on the soul singles chart. Pendergrass went solo and released his first album in 1977. He had five consecutive platinum albums from 1977 to 1981.
He was popular for “women’s only concerts” and was dubbed “the black Elvis”. In 1982 Teddy was in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic who was paralyzed from the chest down. He continued on with his music and in 1985 made his first live performance since his accident. He retired from the music business in 2006 and was celebrated in 2007 for 25 years since his accident. He started the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance to help others with spinal cord injuries. He was nominated for four Grammy Awards in his career. Teddy Pendergrass died of respiratory failure on January 13, 2010. At the time of his death he had a net worth of $12 million dollars.